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  • New MacBook Pro models limited to HDMI 2.0

    I would point out that the SD slot is SDXC rather than the fastest SDUC. No doubt the HDMI and SD slot share  PCIE4 channels. Capability limited by bandwidth. It’s a first world problem though. 
  • New FAQ says Apple will refuse pressure to expand child safety tools beyond CSAM

    A concern from privacy and security experts has been that this scanning of images on device could easily be extended to the benefit of authoritarian governments that demand Apple expand what it searches for. 

    "Apple will refuse any such demands," says the FAQ document. "We have faced demands to build and deploy government-mandated changes that degrade the privacy of users before, and have steadfastly refused those demands. We will continue to refuse them in the future."


    Translation: Here at Apple, we might have created a back door, but we promise to only ever use it for good. Pinky swear!

  • Apple officially discontinues AirPort router product line, available while supplies last [...

    Thing is, the apple of old provided a complete ecosystem that just worked.
    now, there are new innovative ideas that are released, then just left to whither with no further development (eg 3D Touch, HomeKit) or half arsed (eg homepod). The airport could have been the classic marriage of hardware and software that is greater than its parts. The AirPods seem to be an exception that reflects the apple of old.

    airport could have evolved into an out of the box mesh system that was trademark Apple easy to set up. And a reference hub for HomeKit that also ‘just worked’. Instead it was neglected. Like far too much of The Mac line.
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  • iPadOS 15 confirms Apple's M1-equipped iPad Pro is a V8 engine powering a Ford Pinto

    There remains a lot of low-hanging fruit that the company could have tackled -- features already widely available on both Intel and M1 Macs, including a more robust multitasking system, proper support for external monitors, and greater compatibility with external peripherals.

    I can’t believe you forgot to mention the terrible file management system. If anything that is worse than the multitasking.
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  • Kuo: 48MP camera with 8K support coming to iPhone in 2022, 'mini' model axed

    Love the mini. Will keep it as long as possible.
  • Apple's Mac mini now inexcusably getting trounced by cheap Intel hardware

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    Oh boy...here we go! Continuous bitching about the Mac mini. I doubt most here are gonna buy one anyways. 
    Of course not. To be frank, you would have to be a brainless idiot to buy the current insult of a Mac mini.

    I get that most of the money comes from the iPhone, so it’s the priority.  But the most stupid thing about the neglect and/or gimping of pretty all Mac lines over an extended period is that it is mistreating Mac buyers, who are the most loyal long term buyers of all things Apple, and have always been the greatest evangelists for its platforms and ecosystems. Neglecting and deliberately crippling functionality and utility of macs by design, and then failing to at the least keep them up to date is beyond the pale.

    Divorce is ugly. And just like a neglected and spourned spouse, lovers can be turned into passionate haters.

  • Apple dropping 'Hey' from 'Hey Siri,' and allowing users to issue multiple commands

    A bit like installing a new mirror in the bathroom when the house’s real problem is subsiding foundations.
  • 'Scary Fast' iMac with M3 is here with few external changes

    This is not a “perfect replacement” for a 5K 27 inch iMac.
  • New MacBook Pro models limited to HDMI 2.0

    Yes it should. Hardly anyone has USBc projectors. But they all have hdmi.
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  • Activists agitate for 'iPhone infinity' with AI-generated Tim Cook, promise protests

    Ha ha, no matter how hard Apple tries, it is never enough for activists, who will always go for the most visible target.

    time for a spot of Kipling:

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: --
    "Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away."
    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we've proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.
    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: --
    "We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that pays it is lost!"